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Old 03-31-2018, 04:05 AM   #21
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Default Re: Egalitarianism Vs. Complementarianism

Originally Posted by ZNPaaneah View Post
That is absurd. Paul said an elder needed to be "the husband of one wife". That means, if you select an elder according to the scripture you will get both a brother and a sister. Everyone with any experience in the church at all knows that the wife of an elder is a "church leader".
Must an elder also have a plurality of children? 1 tim 3.4. This cannot be the intended meaning. The meaning is that the elder must have good character and not a string of divorced and remarriages. I disagree with your interpretation also because celibacy was highly valued in early church leadership. If being married was a requirement we dont see it practiced.

Its true that there are more verses supporting the drinking of wine than female elders. Also...Jesus drank alcohol but never appointed a female disciple.
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